Sutureless Valve Implants for Glaucoma Safe, QuickSutureless Valve Implants for Glaucoma Safe, Quick
For patients with refractory glaucoma, sutureless valve implantation is safe, effective, and fast, according to a surgeon who has perfected the technique. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - March 17, 2016 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Revisiting the Vicious Circle of Dry Eye DiseaseRevisiting the Vicious Circle of Dry Eye Disease
Gain a better understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms involved in meibomian gland dysfunction and its relationship to dry eye disease. The British Journal of Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - March 15, 2016 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Gum Disease Connected to Open-Angle GlaucomaGum Disease Connected to Open-Angle Glaucoma
Recent tooth loss and periodontal disease appears to be associated with the risk for primary open-angle glaucoma, especially cases with early paracentral visual field loss, new research shows. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - March 14, 2016 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Many Lens Implant Patients May Develop Cataracts Within 10 YearsMany Lens Implant Patients May Develop Cataracts Within 10 Years
Many patients who get lens implant surgery to correct vision problems may develop cataracts or elevated pressure around the eyes within 10 years after the procedures, a Swiss study suggests. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - March 8, 2016 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

American Glaucoma Society (AGS) 2016 Annual MeetingAmerican Glaucoma Society (AGS) 2016 Annual Meeting
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AGS 2016. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - March 7, 2016 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Glaucoma Drops May Help in Refractory AMDGlaucoma Drops May Help in Refractory AMD
When age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is refractory to intravitreous anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF), adding dorzolamide-timolol eye drops may be helpful, according to a small pilot study. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - March 5, 2016 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Cannabinoids for Treatment of GlaucomaCannabinoids for Treatment of Glaucoma
The medical use of marijuana is on the rise. What do clinicians need to know about its use for glaucoma? Current Opinion in Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - March 4, 2016 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

USPSTF: Insufficient Data for Vision Screening in Adults USPSTF: Insufficient Data for Vision Screening in Adults
USPSTF update said trials show that screening in asymptomatic older adults does not improve patient outcomes and may come with harms. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - March 3, 2016 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Patient Awareness of Emergency Eye Problems Is LowPatient Awareness of Emergency Eye Problems Is Low
Serious eye problems like retinal detachment can come on suddenly and require immediate care, but few people are aware of these conditions, much less how they're treated, a small U.S. study finds. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 25, 2016 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Ranibizumab for the Treatment of Wet AMDRanibizumab for the Treatment of Wet AMD
Ranibizumab for wet AMD has shown success in clinical trials, but are those same results achieved in real-world clinical practice? Eye (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 25, 2016 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Drug Discovery in OphthalmologyDrug Discovery in Ophthalmology
This review discusses the evolution of ophthalmic drug development, the present challenges, and what the future holds. BMC Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 24, 2016 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Anti-VEGF Agents for Neovascular GlaucomaAnti-VEGF Agents for Neovascular Glaucoma
Intraocular anti-VEGF agents have been used for years to lower VEGF levels, but what is their actual role in the treatment of neovascular glaucoma, and how effective are they? Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 24, 2016 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Repeat Laser Trabeculoplasty for Intraocular Pressure ControlRepeat Laser Trabeculoplasty for Intraocular Pressure Control
In eyes with open-angle glaucoma that have already had successful initial selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT), repeat SLT can restore intraocular pressure (IOP) control, new research suggests. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 17, 2016 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Signs of AMD Regress With Statin TreatmentSigns of AMD Regress With Statin Treatment
High-risk signs of dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) regress with intensive statin treatment, according to results from a pilot interventional study. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 16, 2016 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Corneal Inlay Implantation Complicated by KeratitisCorneal Inlay Implantation Complicated by Keratitis
The authors report on several cases of infectious keratitis after corneal inlay implantation for presbyopia -- and discuss prevention and management strategies for this complication. The British Journal of Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 11, 2016 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Glaucoma and Cataract Surgery: Two Roads Merging Into OneGlaucoma and Cataract Surgery: Two Roads Merging Into One
In this review, the benefits and challenges of cataract surgery for managing coexisting glaucoma and cataracts are discussed. Current Opinion in Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 4, 2016 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Blue Light From Screens, Bulbs Won't Damage RetinaBlue Light From Screens, Bulbs Won't Damage Retina
Despite concerns that staring at devices putting out high amounts of the blue light wavelength could damage human retinas, a recent study finds that most devices put out less of that light than the blue sky on a clear day. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 3, 2016 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Anti-VEGF Therapy for Persistent Diabetic Macular EdemaAnti-VEGF Therapy for Persistent Diabetic Macular Edema
In patients with persistent diabetic macular edema (DME), there may be long-term benefits to be gained from continuing with anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) therapy, according to a post hoc analysis of a Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research (DRCR) Network trial. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - January 29, 2016 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Intraocular Lens Pipeline Yields Increasing OptionsIntraocular Lens Pipeline Yields Increasing Options
In addition to existing premium lenses, each with unique advantages and disadvantages, ophthalmologists will soon have access to even more promising technologies for treating presbyopia. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - January 27, 2016 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Article Source Type: news

Phaco Surgery Poised to Enter a More Virtual FuturePhaco Surgery Poised to Enter a More Virtual Future
Increasing demand has created a groundswell of innovation, ranging from 3D surgical interfaces to remote technology that can place ophthalmologists half a world away from their patients. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - January 22, 2016 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Article Source Type: news

Dry Eye and DepressionDry Eye and Depression
Is there a relationship between dry eye and depression; and, if so, which came first? A new study attempts to answer these questions. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - January 19, 2016 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Is Cataract Surgery Safe for Patients With Wet AMD?Is Cataract Surgery Safe for Patients With Wet AMD?
Does cataract surgery contribute to the progression of wet age-related macular degeneration? Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - January 19, 2016 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Surgical Options for the Correction of PresbyopiaSurgical Options for the Correction of Presbyopia
This review examines the benefits and drawbacks of various strategies for the surgical correction of presbyopia. The British Journal of Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - January 14, 2016 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

The Best of RetinaThe Best of Retina
From anti-VEGF agents to emerging therapies for proliferative vitreoretinopathy, some of the best presentations in retina from this year's American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting are reviewed. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - January 12, 2016 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Commentary Source Type: news

No Long-Term Benefit From Intravitreal Bevacizumab in Neovascular Glaucoma: StudyNo Long-Term Benefit From Intravitreal Bevacizumab in Neovascular Glaucoma: Study
Intravitreal bevacizumab does not alter the long-term outcomes of neovascular glaucoma (NVG), so panretinal photocoagulation (PRP) should remain the mainstay of treatment, according to a retrospective study. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - January 11, 2016 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Ophthalmic Surgery: What's Hot Outside the United StatesOphthalmic Surgery: What's Hot Outside the United States
Five of the most breathtaking developments in ophthalmic surgery that are currently being investigated in Europe are presented. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - January 8, 2016 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Commentary Source Type: news

Disparities Found Between Fundus Photography and OCT in DMEDisparities Found Between Fundus Photography and OCT in DME
Many eyes diagnosed with diabetic macular edema using monocular fundus photography would not be diagnosed with the condition using optical coherence tomography, and vice versa. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - January 8, 2016 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy: New Data Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy: New Data
The first large, prospective trial directly comparing panretinal photocoagulation with anti-VEGF treatment in this population may point to new treatment strategies. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - January 7, 2016 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Expert Column Source Type: news

Physician Communication Improves Diabetic Eye Exam AdherencePhysician Communication Improves Diabetic Eye Exam Adherence
Written communication between ophthalmologists and primary care physicians improves patient follow-up adherence to diabetic eye screening, according to a new study. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - January 6, 2016 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Better Imaging, Better Detection and TreatmentBetter Imaging, Better Detection and Treatment
Dr Julia Haller and her colleagues at Wills Eye Hospital provide a recap on the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting, including advances in imaging that are revolutionizing the field. Wills Eye Hospital (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - December 28, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Commentary Source Type: news

Teleretinal Screening System Shows PromiseTeleretinal Screening System Shows Promise
An automated teleretinal screening program can identify almost all patients with diabetic retinopathy, results of a study suggest. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - December 23, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Does CXL Reduce the Need for Transplants for Keratoconus?Does CXL Reduce the Need for Transplants for Keratoconus?
It has been proposed that crosslinking reduces the number of corneal transplants performed for keratoconus. However, Dr Rapuano sees holes in the data and stresses the need for better trials. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - December 22, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Symptoms Persist Despite Recovery From Ebola VirusSymptoms Persist Despite Recovery From Ebola Virus
Survivors of Ebola virus disease may still experience persistent clinical symptoms, according to new data from the CDC. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - December 16, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Ophthalmologists Have Low Patient Complaint RatesOphthalmologists Have Low Patient Complaint Rates
Ophthalmologists at academic centers have the highest risk for patient complaints compared with others in their field, but ophthalmology overall enjoys fewer complaints than other medical specialties. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - December 9, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

AMD: Aflibercept Clinical Practice Efficacy Similar to TrialsAMD: Aflibercept Clinical Practice Efficacy Similar to Trials
Bimonthly administration may reduce the treatment burden and improve adherence, but longer-term visual acuity outcomes are still not known. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - December 9, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Smartphone-Based Adapter Captures Optic Disc ImagesSmartphone-Based Adapter Captures Optic Disc Images
A new smartphone-based adapter enables untrained photographers to capture gradable optic disc images, researchers report. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - December 4, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Diabetic Vision Loss Medication May Promote Return to DrivingDiabetic Vision Loss Medication May Promote Return to Driving
After a year of treatment with the drug ranibizumab (Lucentis), some people with vision loss due to diabetes regain their confidence to drive and have vision good enough to do so, according to a new study. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - November 30, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

New Regulatory Requirements Tied to Drop in Intravitreal Bevacizumab UseNew Regulatory Requirements Tied to Drop in Intravitreal Bevacizumab Use
Regulations requiring patient-specific prescriptions (PSPs) for drugs used off-label may have caused a drop in prescriptions for intravitreal bevacizumab, with retinal specialists switching to medications that don't require PSPs, according to a study from Ohio. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - November 30, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Expert Opinion in Managing Aqueous Deficient Dry Eye DiseaseExpert Opinion in Managing Aqueous Deficient Dry Eye Disease
A survey of dry eye experts provides insight into the most commonly used treatment strategies for aqueous deficient dry eye disease. BMC Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - November 25, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Neural Deficit Progresses After Collagen Crosslinking for KeratoconusNeural Deficit Progresses After Collagen Crosslinking for Keratoconus
Collagen crosslinking (CXL) treatment appears to halt the progression of keratoconus in young patients, but nerve disorientation persists, according to European investigators. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - November 20, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Subretinal Implant Restores Sight in Retinitis PigmentosaSubretinal Implant Restores Sight in Retinitis Pigmentosa
Almost three-quarters of patients blinded by retinitis pigmentosa were able to localize or identify objects after receiving a subretinal implant that stimulates ganglion cells. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - November 19, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Squalamine Boosts Anti-VEGF Effect in Macular DegenerationSqualamine Boosts Anti-VEGF Effect in Macular Degeneration
The addition of squalamine lactate to ranibizumab did not reduce the number of injections in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration, but it did improve visual acuity. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - November 17, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

A Mentor to the Ophthalmology ProfessionA Mentor to the Ophthalmology Profession
After his receipt of the Dohlman Award, Medscape spoke with Dr Roger Steinert about his own career in ophthalmology and the significance of receiving this award for teaching excellence. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - November 16, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Expert Interview Source Type: news

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) 2015 Annual MeetingAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) 2015 Annual Meeting
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AAO 2015. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - November 9, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Decreased Vision on Routine Eye ExamDecreased Vision on Routine Eye Exam
An 80-year-old woman presents for a routine eye exam 2 years after undergoing cataract extraction and intraocular lens implantation. What is the cause of her decreased vision? Medscape Optometry (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - November 4, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Case Challenge Source Type: news

Dementia Is Associated With Open-Angle GlaucomaDementia Is Associated With Open-Angle Glaucoma
Find out more about the link between open-angle glaucoma and dementia. What role does gender play in this relationship? Eye (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - November 2, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Controversies in Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract SurgeryControversies in Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery is becoming more widely available, but its role is still controversial. Where does this technology fit in to resident surgical training? International Ophthalmology Clinics (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - October 29, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Shire to Resubmit Dry-Eye Disease Drug to FDA With New Study DataShire to Resubmit Dry-Eye Disease Drug to FDA With New Study Data
Shire said its dry-eye disease drug lifitegrast significantly improved patient symptoms in a new study, supporting a re-submission of the medicine to U.S. regulators early next year. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - October 28, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Formula Combination Allows Optimized Outcomes in Cataract SurgeryFormula Combination Allows Optimized Outcomes in Cataract Surgery
Researchers have devised a method to help cataract surgeons represent intraocular lens (IOL) formulas in three dimensions. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - October 27, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

The Child With Abnormal Head MovementsThe Child With Abnormal Head Movements
What is the cause of this 9-month-old girl's abnormal head and eye movements? Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - October 27, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Case Challenge Source Type: news